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Family Portrait


Topics Insurance


How the Metropolitan Life Insurance company operates.


Run time 32:19
Production Company Jam Handy Productions
Sponsor The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Audio/Visual b/w, color


Reviews

Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - May 30, 2006
Subject: Song O' the Insurance Men!
This 40s film profiles the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, going into a great deal of detail about how the company is run and how it benefits its policy holders, employees, and society as a whole through its investments. This is all told very straightforwardly and in a way that is neither dry nor bombastic, making this a very well-made film overall. Which is pretty amazing considering how negatively I generally view insurance companies. Again, Jam Handy did a very good job with this one, though that makes it somewhat less interesting from an ephemera standpoint, since there are no real surprises here.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ***.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - May 15, 2005
Subject: If These Walls Could Talk
Surprisingly good and thorough examination of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. After 2 ridiculous speeches by it's president and it's chairman (who glance around nervously), we are then treated to how Life insurance works, how money invested in it is spent, and it's many departments and their employees (AND activities the employees can do on their spare time!). Yes, this is 30 minutes, but it never drags, is quite breezy and is highly reccomended!
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